In 2016, Lynchburg City Council amended the Vacant Building Registration Program in order to help prevent areas of the City becoming blighted due to vacant and "derelict" commercial and residential buildings. Every person who owns a building or buildings meeting the criteria as listed in the City Code for vacant, derelict buildings (those that are vacant, regardless of ownership, for a continuous period of 12 months or more, not lawfully connected to electric service from a utility service provider or not lawfully connected to any required water or sewer service from a utility service provider for six continuous months) will automatically be registered annually in the Vacant Building Registration Program.
The City will mail a vacant property annual registration bill, charging a $100 fee to the owner on record in June. Owners who fail to pay the annual registration fee by July 1 may be subject to additional civil penalties of up to $400 for each building.
For additional information, click here or call Wayne Craig, Community Development Department at (434) 455-3910.